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Michael Twitty, Afroculinaria | 50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015 – Southern Living Mobile

http://www.southernliving.com/m/travel/people-changing-south-2015/michael-twitty-africulinaria I am pleased to announce that Southern Living, a magazine long revered in my family, named me and this blog among 50 to watch in 2015!  As I finish the research for The Cooking Gene and make my way … Continue reading

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#Ferguson : My Thoughts on an American Flashpoint

“…It was the corroboration of their worth and their power that they wanted, and not the corpse, still less the staining blood.”  James Baldwin, “To Be Baptized,” from No Name in the Street, 1972 I have been asked by many … Continue reading

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A Response to Your Responses: Part One

You see these two ladies in Birmingham, Alabama?  I would have LOVED for my Grandmother to have met them.  In fact they are about the age she would have been had she lived to now.   They are sisters from … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grammy! We Miss You! January 12, 1925-October 21, 1990

Happy Birthday baby! Dear Grammy (Hazel Clintonia Todd Townsend), You would have been 87 today. Thank you for having my Mom and through her and my Dad G-d gave me life.  Thank you for loving all of your friends and … Continue reading

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Sex sells……

Okay if you are reading this post because the term “Sex” is in the title, then I’ve already got you.. LOL  No doubt I will get more “interesting” hits from people looking for something other than food history and identity … Continue reading

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The Cooking Gene: Food and Food History

There are four aspects to The Cooking Gene–Genealogy, Food History, Identity and Connection/Legacy.  The campaign to fund the Southern Discomfort Tour begins February 1, 2012 on Indiegogo.com.  The separate blog is launched the same day.  I encourage you to make … Continue reading

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The Cooking Gene: The Southern Discomfort Tour: Genealogy

There are four aspects to The Cooking Gene–Genealogy, Food History, Identity and Connection.  The campaign to fund the Southern Discomfort Tour begins January 16, 2012 on Indiegogo.com.  The separate blog is launched the same day.  I encourage you to make sure everybody … Continue reading

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